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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Role of PEEK biomaterial in prosthodontics: A literature review

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Author Details : Vaibhav Jain, Vijay Kumar R*, Poonam Prakash, V Uday Shankar

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 63-67

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Introduction: Poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) is a synthetic, tooth coloured polymeric material that has been used as a biomaterial in the field of medical sciences especially in orthopaedics for last few years. As PEEK is relatively a new material in dentistry compared to composite, ceramics or zirconia, it is important to explore and summarize its properties.
Aim: The aim of this review is to study the characteristics, properties and clinical significance of recently introduced dental biomaterial in dentistry that is Poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK).
Review Results: The PEEK is a recently introduced biomaterial in prosthodontics and due to its excellent properties like stable chemical properties and biocompatibility properties it can be used in fixed and removable prosthodontics and as well as dental implants among others. PEEK is more aesthetic, stable, biocompatible, lighter and has reduced degree of discoloration compared to the various metals used in dentistry hence may be viable option to replace metal used in dentistry.
Clinical Significance: Numerous studies have proven that PEEK is an excellent viable biomaterial which can be successfully used in the field of prosthodontics. Its clinical use varies from an alternative to PMMA, CAD-CAM restorations, copings etc in fixed dental prostheses and also can be used in removable prosthodontics as an alternative to metal braces and hooks among others. It is being explored as viable option for use in various fields of prosthodontics.
Conclusion: PEEK is an attractive modern biomaterial to use in prosthodontics. Due to its favourable chemical, mechanical and physical properties it is used in producing fixed and removable prostheses and also in implant prosthodontics.

Keywords: PEEK (poly-ether-ether-ketone), PAEK (poly-aryl-ether-ketone), BioHPP, PEEK Abutments, Carbon-fiber reinforced PEEK.

Doi : 10.18231/j.aprd.2019.015

How to cite : Jain V, Vijay Kumar R, Prakash P, Shankar V U, Role of PEEK biomaterial in prosthodontics: A literature review. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2019;5(3):63-67

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